August 29, 2018
This week virtual care provider Teladoc Health was busy, releasing news about a new product launch and a separate good will initiative.
First was yesterday’s launch of Partners HealthCare On Demand, a virtual urgent care service collaboration between the telehealth company and Partners HealthCare. Delivered through web and mobile devices, the video-based service is first being rolled out to the...
June 1, 2018
Telemedicine continues to move from the peripheries of healthcare into the mainstream. Earlier this week, a national review of 145 telemedicine studies conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality concluded that the technology likely improves access to care and has clinical benefits in acute and chronic care. This report also found less robust evidence that telemedicine in these...
November 28, 2017
As new telemedicine players sprout from the woodwork and employers more frequently offer telehealth options to their employees, a new breed of doctors may be needed to match the technology’s growing popularity. In a recent editorial published in JAMA, NewYork-Presbyterian physicians argued that adoption of a new multidisciplinary medical specialty focused on virtual care would best prepare...
June 1, 2017
Arizona-based telemedicine platform provider eVisit has raised $2 million from Kickstart Seed Fund, Arizona Founders Fund and angel investor Jeremy Andrus. Previously, the company raised $1 million in July 2016. The latest funding will be used to scale eVisit’s sales, marketing and support teams as they expand.
As opposed to a standalone telemedicine platform, eVisit aims to extend the reach of...
December 20, 2016
Nashville, Tennessee-based Saint Thomas Health has opened Saint Thomas Health On Demand, a virtual clinic offering round-the-clock access to healthcare.
Part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system, Saint Thomas Health has built the service – which allows patients to receive high-quality care in a virtual clinic via a smartphone, tablet or computer – using a...
June 27, 2016
According to a new survey conducted by Harris Poll and commissioned by Salesforce, 59 percent of all consumers, and 70 percent of millennials, would choose a primary care physician who offers a patient-facing app over one who doesn't.
The survey results included 2,025 US adults aged 18 and older, among whom 1,736 have health insurance and a primary care doctor.
The survey showed that by and...
September 22, 2014
San Francisco-based Sense.ly raised $1.25 million from accelerator Launchpad Digital Health, Eastlink Capital Management, and five angel investors.
The company was incubated in mobile operator Orange, but became an independent company in 2013.
Sense.ly has developed a “virtual nurse”, called Molly, that provides follow-up care to patients, focusing mostly on those that have chronic diseases. The...
August 28, 2014
According to research firm Parks Associates the number of doctor-patient video consultations in the US will almost triple over the next year.
"The number of doctor-patient video consultations will nearly triple from this year to the next, from 5.7 million in 2014 to over 16 million in 2015, and will exceed 130 million in 2018," Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks...
May 7, 2014
Iagnosis, parent company of virtual visit skin care company DermatologistOnCall, raised $2.8 million from undisclosed angel investors. This brings Iagnosis' total funding to date to $8.8 million.
Chief Strategy Officer and cofounder Larry Eakin told MobiHealthNews that he plans to use the funds for marketing efforts at DermatologistOnCall.
To use DermatologistOnCall, which offers online, tablet,...
October 15, 2013
Last week Boston-based American Well made its telehealth service available as a direct-to-consumer offering. Now anyone with a camera-equipped smartphone, tablet, or computer can conduct a video visit with a physician for $49 -- assuming you live in a state that doesn't prohibit it. That means those in Texas, Louisiana, Alaska, Alabama and Oklahoma will have to wait until their state's...